By Subscription: Writing by Carl Dennis, Alberto Ríos, Castle Freeman Jr., Aliki Barnstone, Ruthvika Rao, and others. 


National Hispanic Heritage Month concludes with this reading from poet Mia Leonin's fifth book, Fable of the Pack-Saddle Child, and Gustavo Adolfo Aybar's debut collection, We Seek Asylum.


Winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, selected by Enid Shomer. Coming in November.


Send your story to the $750 New Letters Publication Award: Deadline, Oct. 28, 2018, on the topic: children. Guidelines here and enter online via Submittable. 

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Kansas City Literary Events

Haskins, Barber & Mahato

Kansas City, Mo.
Friday, October 19, 2018

Jermaine Thompson

Kansas City, Mo.
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Dawn Downey

Prairie Village, Kan.
Saturday, October 20, 2018


Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

New Letters Summer 2018 Poetry Series

Follow our new series of poems about children, each day or two through July. Begin reading here. 


Dave Smith Collection

Special Pricing: This collection includes New Letters (Vol. 80, No. 1), two CDs with New Letters on the Air programs from 19811988, and part one and two of a 2014 interview, all featuring the work of Dave Smith. Downloads of these programs have also been reduced in our audio archives.